Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Due to certain events, mostly me being dumb and a terrible planner, I fell off the dead lift wagon. More on that later, because I'm trying to get out the door! I need to do more. Not a lot, just more. So I stuck a quickie in today and it was just what I needed.

5 mins turkish get up, alternating arms after every rep. I used a light weight. Just to warm up and grease the groove.

15 secs single arm swing (L)
15 secs rest
15 secs single arm swing (R)
15 secs rest

repeat 15x. 15 mins total

Total workout? 20 mins. I have the time for that. Everyone has the time for that. It might seems like a pain in the ass to get started, but you'll never regret that you decided to work out. Just do it. Advise I plan to start using again

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Deadlift Program, Week 1, Day 3

I did this on Friday, I swear! I just forgot to blog it. Yesterday's workout, though? Skipped it. Meant to do it today, but then remembered that I have a dentist appointment. Sometimes life gets in the way...excuses...

6 x 2 @ 80% (150 lbs)

I did this Friday morning. Heavy morning lifts? BLECH. Takes me forever to warm up. I think that and it being the 3rd day deadlifting that week made it kind of a bitch. My hands were killing me and I just sorta struggled. Probably also didnt help that I was in a rush to finish to leave to go out of town. Oi...back on track tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Deadlift Program, Week 1, Day 2

6 x 3 @ 80% max (150 lbs)

After each set of 3, I did 5 pushups.

Deadlifts are funny things. If you do it EXACTLY right, it feels great. I can feel my muscles all working together, and it feels....STRONG. When the movement isn't exactly right, it feels like too much work. Not good work. Unnecessary work. It's taking me a while to get my groove back, but it's feeling better and better with each set.

A couple of the 3rd reps felt a bit heavy, but overall, they felt good! My hands and shins, though? Ouch! Feels good to be beating myself up again :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Deadlift Program, Week 1, Day 1

Deadlift Program

Beginning Max: 185 lbs

6x2 @ 80% max (150 lbs)

After each set of 2, I did 2 pullups (another thing that needs some work for me). So far, so good. Lifting 80% for 2 reps is pretty manageable. I didn't do any other "auxiliary" exercises today, because I was in a rush to get home. Hoping to add a few more exercises here and there, but keeping the focus on the deadlifts.